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Oklahoma State University
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Posted: 09/26/2017
Assistant Professor Literacy Education

The literacy faculty at Oklahoma State University has a broad range of experiences, research emphases, and pedagogical content knowledge. We utilize a wide array of qualitative and quantitative research methodologies in our efforts to make meaningful contributions to the field of literacy education and to teachers' and children's lives. We believe that literacy instruction should be socially and personally relevant, culturally responsive, generative, and clearly based in current and foundational knowledge of effective practices. We are seeking an assistant professor to join this vibrant and collaborative group of literacy scholars.

Major responsibilities include: Conducting a program of focused research and publication; Teaching undergraduate courses in elementary literacy education; Teaching graduate literacy courses in our K-12 reading specialist master's program, and in the Language, Literacy, and Culture option of the Ph.D. program; Mentoring and advising masters and doctoral students; Collaborating with public schools and university faculty (Stillwater and Tulsa campuses) to address the needs of literacy learners and educators as well as the community; and, Engaging in professional service at the program, school, university, national, and international levels. The successful candidate will appreciate the University's land grant mission and embrace the opportunity to make a positive impact on the lives of people in Oklahoma, the nation, and the world through high-quality and integrated teaching, research, and service. The position is primarily assigned to the Stillwater campus, but teaching and outreach opportunities extend to the OSU Tulsa campus. Literacy faculty members will work with others within the program, college, and community to enhance and expand existing strengths and increase the positive impact of the program on education in the state of Oklahoma, the region, and the nation.

Minimum Qualifications: Ph.D./Ed.D. in Reading/Literacy Education or closely related field and a minimum of three years of successful, full-time K-8 teaching experience in U.S. schools; Evidence of or demonstrated potential for the ability to establish and sustain a research agenda for advancing knowledge in the field of reading/literacy; Evidence of or demonstrated potential for highly effective undergraduate and graduate instruction in a wide range of literacy courses that address reading assessment and instruction, writing pedagogy, children's literature, and literacy coaching; A record or plan for engagement in service that furthers the land-grant mission of the University; Evidence of collegiality and collaboration at the higher education levels and with public school communities; and, Commitment to educational and social equity.

Preferred qualifications: Reading Recovery certification. Experience with and knowledge of effective, interactive online instruction. Experience developing collaborative relationships with communities. Experience procuring grants and funding for research and development projects. Apply online at For full consideration, application materials should be received no later than November 1, 2017 but applications will be accepted until the position is filled. Applicants should submit a letter of interest, curriculum vitae, sample of published writings and contact information for three references. Transcripts are required and may be scanned and attached or mailed to Lisa Baker, 244 Willard Hall, Stillwater, OK 74078. For assistance with the on-line application process or to request an accommodation to enable application, contact OSU Human Resources, 106 Whitehurst, Stillwater, OK 74078 or call 405-744-7401.

Oklahoma State University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity/E-verify employer committed to diversity and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment and will not be discriminated against based on age, race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, genetic information, gender identity, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, or other protected category. OSU is a VEVRAA Federal Contractor and desires priority referrals of protected veterans for its openings. OSU will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with the contractor’s legal duty to furnish information. 41 CFR 60-1.35(c)